School raises more than $8 million in donations

The school became the first independent day school to surpass $8 million in Annual Giving donations at the end of last year, Head of Annual giving Eli Goldsmith said. With contributions from families, alumni and faculty and staff, donations reached a total of $8,004,323. In addition, a record was set for parent participation, which reached 94.1 […]

Fanatics to use alumnus’ app

The Fanatics plan to use former Head Fanatic and soccer captain Matthew Glick’s ’14 new app, Gipper, to feature sports highlights. Gipper is a sports highlights phone app which allows users to upload short video clips of moments from every sport. Videos can be filtered by school or by sport, and they can be shared […]

School screens documentary about sexual assault

The school hosted a screening of “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about incidences of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States, in Ahmanson Lecture Hall Thursday. The documentary emphasizes the failures of some college administrations to handle these situations. “I personally enjoyed the movie screening of ‘The Hunting Ground’ and I felt more aware […]

School to hold HW Inc. summer program

HW Inc., a summer program open to all Harvard-Westlake students interested in business and entrepreneurship, will take place from June 13-18 this summer at the Upper School. “I got involved because a friend of mine was on the leadership team when it was called HW Startup Scramble, and I joined the leadership team the next […]

Science Bowl elects leaders for next year

The Science Bowl elected new leaders for the 2016-2017 year. Johnny Berman ’17 and Nomi Ringach ’17 were elected by club members after filling out a candidate statement. Members meet Wednesdays and Fridays and participate in games where students can buzz in to answer questions. “I think that [Berman] and [Ringach] will be great leaders […]

Juniors win Miranda Rights essay competition

Dani Mirell ’17 and Serena Davis ’17 won first and second place, respectively, at the district level in the 2016 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest sponsored by the Ninth Circuit Courts and Community Committee. Mirell’s essay will automatically be submitted into the Ninth Circuit Civics Contest along with winners from other districts. Students wrote essays or […]

Teacher departs to spend time with family

English teacher Caroline Miller will leave at the end of the school year. She will move to Edgeworth, Pa. to teach at Sewickley Academy. During her four years at Harvard-Westlake, Miller taught the sophomore English course, English II, as well as AP Language and Composition. She also led the team of sophomore teachers this year, […]

Math department chair departs after 17 years to care for ill mother

Upper School Math Department Chair Paula Evans will not return to teach next year. Evans said she had anticipated leaving at the end of the school year; however, plans changed when her mother became extremely ill, requiring full-time care. Evans now resides with her in Northern California. “[Evans] left a few weeks ago to attend […]

Yearbooks to be distributed Thursday

Seniors will be able to pick up this year’s edition of the yearbook, Vox Populi, Thursday at 1 p.m. in the lounge. Other students will be able to get them in the lounge Friday starting 6th period. Students who did not order a yearbook beforehand can purchase one at the bookstore at the end of […]

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